Re: Zach Stewart to the Pirates
posted at 11/29/2012 2:29 PM EST
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Youk was a declining oft injured player whos numbers proved that. What did you expect to get back for him, Gavin Floydd?
Zach Stewert is now with his fourth theam. A former 1st round pick with stuff that doesnt translate past the AAA level. maybe if the Pirates put him in the pen they will get better results.
Sox just making room on the roster.taking out the trash, so to speak...
When Youk was traded we were still in the race. Some thought the choice had to be either/or:
Youk or Middlebrooks, but it didn't have to be that way. As I argued at the time, Youk could have gotten quite a few PAs at 3B, 1B and DH. Maybe not enough to keep him happy, but enough to keep us better that we would have been with Lillibridge & Stewart.
In hindsight, Youk could have played almost everyday. AGon got hury for a bit, Middlebrooks and Papi for much longer, and Youk ended up with 15 Hrs in 80 games played with the White Sox.
In further hindsight, Youk would not have made any difference, so we did save a little cash, and we now have de la Torre & a PNL to show for Youk.